Listen to Episode 4 of Slate’s The Gist:
On today’s episode, Mike Pesca talks with the Telegraph's Tom Rogan, who questions the wisdom of sending forces to rescue the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Then, in an attempt at self-improvement Mike welcomes a troupe of improvisational rappers to teach him the art of freestyle hip-hop. Finally, Mike spans the world, but mostly Oregon, to round up news items related to urine.
TODAY IN SLATE
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?